Tim’s Car Talk

Mainly focused on the local car scene in Victoria, BC and Vancouver Island, but also covering events happening around the Pacific Northwest and the West Coast, Tim’s Car Talk is a website for car enthusiasts. We feature a wide range of  all things cars that we (and hope you) will find of interest: new cars; unique vintage cars of all types; auctions; and, current and vintage racing.

Our goal is to give you a one-stop website to find out everything happening in the local car scene, including events, clubs, and interesting cars and people in Victoria and within a day’s drive away!

We will get out to as many events as we can in 2014, post pictures in our gallery and write about the people involved in the local car scene. We look forward to meeting you and sharing our passion for cars.

Our front page gallery features cars we have seen at local shows and we are updating the gallery on a regular basis. If you would like your car featured, then send us along a high quality picture and we consider including it.

Tim Evans

Thanks to my mom, who took me and my brothers when we were kids to Western Speedway in the late 60’s and early 70’s, I have always had a fascination with cool cars and speed, ever since I can remember. After an extensive search and not finding a one- stop place where I could go for all things car-related in Victoria (and around the West Coast) and constantly complaining about finding out about events after they happened, I was convinced by my wife, Marilyn, to take my passion for cars and create my own website. Now that I am semi-retired, I thought this was something I should do – not only for myself, but for others to be in the know too!

Marilyn Sing

Marilyn provided the push for creating the website and continues to provide support by attending events, taking pictures, and editing both the website content and the newsletter. Marilyn’s background in graphic design, marketing, communications and business development has been invaluable. It’s pretty cool that she owns a 2012 Mini Cooper S. It was one of the few new small cars she could find with three pedals that can really go! She can also claim that she beat some of the men in the autocross event at a Mini Victoria Performance Driving Program (only 2 seconds behind the winner)!

Philip Powell

First to introduce motorsports reporting to radio and television, host of the first auto race to be telecast live, Philip helped pioneer automobile journalism in Canada. After a brief interlude in public relations with VW and Ford he changed gears again, becoming an ad agency creative director in Toronto, New York and London. Following a lengthy career in advertising Philip returned to automobile journalism, test driving new vehicles for Chatelaine magazine and developing the popular About.com automobiles site.

Philip Passed away in early 2015 but we thought we would leave his information up as a memorial to a great car guy.

Nigel Matthews

A familiar figure among car enthusiasts in Canada, Nigel has written a weekly classic car column in the Vancouver Province since 2002 and contributed to a number of well-known car magazines and publications. He has spent the past decade as a Concours d’Elegance judge at prestigious events throughout the USA and Canada including, since 2005, the famed Pebble Beach Concours in Monterey. Recognised as an international authority on collector car values, Nigel Matthews is the Director of Sales and Marketing for Hagerty Canada.

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Tony Whitney

Tony has covered automobiles and the automobile industry for more than 25-years, handling assignments for TV, radio, websites, business magazines, consumer magazines, auto enthusiast publications and newspapers in many parts of the world. He hosted the network TV show Driver’s Seat for more than two decades and regularly handles Canada-wide talk shows for CBC radio and for other networks. He served four terms as president of the Automobile Journalists Association of Canada and has been a juror in both the US-based North American Car and Truck of the Year and the Canadian Motorsport Hall of Fame. He regularly serves as a judge at classic car events.